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Movie Review: Tomb Raider

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March 19, 2018. There’s a rule among movie buffs that there has never been a decent live-action adaptation of a video game. Not a single one. A scant few detractors will defend the original “Resident Evil” or “Mortal Kombat” movies, but even then the arguments are rarely more passionate than “it works as a guilty pleasure.” The Angelina Jolie-led “Tomb Raider” movies from the early 2000’s are certainly no exception to this rule, though the 2001 original is the highest-grossing video game movie of all time. This commercial success from nearly two decades ago has led Hollywood to excavate the character of Lara Croft and let her take another shot at representing the medium. By Bob Garver

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Saturday: Slots Available for Participation in The Town of Boone St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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March 16, 2018. For those who wish to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, you can thank your lucky stars! By the luck of the Irish, slots are still available for floats and parade participation. The Town of Boone’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is scheduled to take place this Saturday, March 17 at 2 p.m., on King Street. All are encouraged to watch the parade. Candy and other goodies will be distributed by parade participants. By Kate Herman – Photos by The Jones House

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Notice of Special Meeting, 3/21
  • The Banner Elk Easter Egg Hunt, 3/24
  • Banner Elk Seventh Day Adventist Health and Wellness Expo, 4/15
  • The Award-Winning Virginia Creeper Fest Returns to Abingdon, 4/28
  • Joint Kiwanis-Rotary Meeting, 6/12
  • Watauga County Democrats Saw Historic Increase in Precinct Meeting Attendance in 2018
  • High Country United Way Accepting Applications for Funding
  • NC Science Olympiad Results
  • Mayland Community College Classes

Compiled by Kate Herman

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March 17: The Daniel Boone Rail Jam, Presented by Appalachian Mountain Brewery


Mar. 9, 2018. For those who love to shred, Appalachian Mountain Brewery’s Daniel Boone Rail Jam is taking place on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. ‘Rail Jam’ is an outdoor skiing and snowboarding competition in which the proceeds go to the Revamp the Amp project. There will be food and beverages available for purchase.  All are welcome to participate or spectate at the event. By Kate Herman

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Haircut 101 Hot Lips Competition: Hottest Lips in the High Country

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Feb. 28, 2018. Who has the hottest lips in the High Country? During the first few weeks in February, Haircut 101 invited the community to compete in their Hot Lips Competition. Competitors paid one dollar, and kissed a napkin. A variety of lipstick colors and styles were used in order to select the most outstanding kiss. By Kate Herman – Photos by Ken Ketchie

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Studio 140 is Show Casing Art at Sorrento’s Bistro on Weekends in March
  • Asheville Welcomes Elizabeth Smart, Where There’s Hope, There’s Healing, 3/8
  • High Country Lifelong Learners Movie Screening, 3/12
  • S.N.I.P.S of Watauga Humane Society Presents ‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink’, 3/17

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 2/26- 3/10
  • Watauga Humane Society Event: Saint Paw-trick’s Day, 3/15
  • 2018 BRAHM Gala: An Evening in Venice, 6/23
  • Watauga County Arts Council Vocal Music Scholarships Available

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Black Mountain College Semester 2018 at Appalachian — March events

Feb. 26, 2018. Black Mountain College was structured differently than most educational institutions at the time. In 1933, it was founded out of a desire for a more progressive education through the use of art, hands-on learning, close student-faculty interaction and critical thought. As an early example of a liberal arts college, this model has since spread throughout the U.S. and is used at Appalachian State University today.

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Watauga County Arts Council: Kicking off Youth Art Month with a FREE Paint-In for Kids

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Feb. 26, 2018. March is Youth Art Month and the Watauga County Arts Council is kicking it off with a morning of celebrating the art of K-3 area students! A free painting lesson will be offered to kids in grades K – 3 on Saturday, March 3 from 10:00 am – 11:30 at the Blue Ridge ArtSpace at 377 Shadowline Drive in Boone.  For the Home Sweet Home lesson kids will paint their homes and Watauga County scenes.  They are asked to bring pictures of their home or their favorite mountain/village scenes.

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Movie Review: Game Night

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Feb. 26, 2018. “Game Night” sees its characters playing one of those elaborate role-playing games that’s spread out over several miles and involves a full company of actors. I’m weary of movies with this kind of premise because of the inevitable twist: at some point, we’re going to learn that everything that’s been happening is all part of the game. It’s the same thing with movies about con artists, magicians, or people who meddle in dreams. It’s not that I necessarily mind being played for a fool, I can enjoy some well-planned manipulation, but it just seems like a waste of time when the movie practically announces its intentions so early the way this one does. By Bob Garver

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THIS WEEKEND: The Pioneer Playmakers Present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, Feb. 23-25

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Feb. 23, 2018. This weekend, Feb. 23-25, The Pioneer Playmakers will present “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder. The performance is a not a musical and has three acts. The play focuses on love, marriage, eternity, daily life and death. Showtimes will take place at 7 p.m., on Friday and Saturday. Sunday’s show will take place at 2:30 p.m. All shows will take place in Watauga High School’s auditorium.

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February Only: W.A.M.Y. Community Action’s Have a Heart Program

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Feb. 23, 2018. During the month of February, help W.A.M.Y have a heart for our community! For only one dollar, you can purchase a heart from one of the participating vendors. Your heart goes right back into supporting your community and helping to break the cycle of poverty in the high country.

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Apple Growing Short Course for the Homeowner, 2/27
  • CCC&TI Watauga Campus Calendar Briefs, 3/6-3/15
  • Boone Town Council Meeting, 3/15
  • Casting for Hope 5K, 3/21
  • NC Gravity Games Revs Up for 2018, 4/28
  • American Pickers to Film in North Carolina
  • Turner Syndrome Month Proclaimation

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • The Baha’is of Watauga Annual Community Celebration, 2/25
  • Weekly Events at Lost Province Brewing Company, 2/19- 3/2

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Events in March: Keeping Up with The Blowing Rock Art and History Museum

Feb. 21, 2018. BRAHM is known for hosting enriching events within the community. Read below to discover the four main upcoming attractions that are being offered during the month of March at the museum. The following events include: 
1) Smithsonian Exhibition Exploring the American Workforce Coming to Blowing Rock Art & History Museum​
2) Scholars & Scones: Crafting Coffee: The Daingerfield Blend
3) Thursday Art and Culture Talk (TAC Talk): Supporting Your Health with Essential Oils
4) Smithsonian Exhibition Featured in BRAHM’s Latest Coffee with the Curator Tour

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Today’s Email Announcements

What’s going on in your community? Here’s a brief update on the emails we received today. Check back each day for an updated list of events going on in the area. As always, please feel free to email us about your event or update.

  • Appalachian State University Department of Theatre and Dance Presents Master Class, 2/23
  • J.E. Broyhill Civic Center Presents 20th Annual Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase, 3/10
  • 11th Annual Early Bird Wildflower Walk and Plant Sale, 4/21
  • Grandfather Mountain presents Adult Field Courses

Compiled by Kate Herman

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Movie Review: Marvel’s “Black Panther”

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Feb. 19, 2018. We were first introduced to T’challa aka Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) two years ago in “Captain America: Civil War.” A prince from the fictional African country of Wakanda, T’challa ascended to the throne when father the king was killed during a peace conference. His thirst for revenge led to the apparent creation of the Black Panther persona, and though he was certainly gifted athletically, it looked as though his “powers” were mostly royalty-based, similar to how his MCU colleague Tony Stark’s “powers” are mostly money-based. By Bob Garver

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Appalachian Roller Derby vs. Red Stick Roller Derby Season Opener, Feb. 24

Appalachian Roller Derby
Feb. 2, 2018. Join Appalachian Roller Derby in West Jefferson on Saturday, February 24th as they take on Red Stick Roller Derby! Hailing from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Red Stick Roller Derby is ranked 109, and ARD has lost to them twice in the past two years. This bout will be a nail biter. Take part in this event by supporting your local derby team and be there to watch them make history by conquering their first win of the season! A portion of the proceeds from the bout will support The Community Care Clinic in Boone, NC.Catch the first game between the Appalachian Boone Shiners vs. Red Stick Capital Defenders at 4 p.m., then stick around for the Appalachian All Stars battle against Red Stick All Stars at 6 p.m!

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